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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask Regular.
The power of the blacksmith is legendary so this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy and the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Deep red like the fire at its heart and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops its enough to give other brewers the hump.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9292) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This beautifully malty Bitter develops velvety caramel upon leafy hops and delicately jammy fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the clear amber.
-An earthy nod is felt in the nose.
-Malt flavours are brightly showcased.
-The mouthfeel is rich and silky for this gravity, yet this remains an easy drinking brew.
-The leafy hop bitterness has peppery angles.

On cask at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark amber pour with soapy off white head, fruit and malt aroma, some hop bitterness in the taste, biscuity malts, quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3985) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask@St matthews hall, Walsall. Dark amber beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruity malt. The taste is very malty and a bit of fruit, some bitterness too. Medium bodied. Nice bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask @ Back of Beyond. More copper than deep red. Slightly yeasty nose, maybe a hint of sulphur. Fruity balance between the hops, malt and yeast. Not exciting but drinkable nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 23, 2013
Good quality bitter with a medium body and good balance of floral, fruity and bitter hop flavours. Far too easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1347) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 25, 2012
Cask @ White Horse, Banbury. Copper-amber colour with small off-white head. Caramel malts on the nose but it has a noticeably more bitter flavour profile than many others. Finishes dry and somewhat resinous. Light -medium body with smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43884) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Royal Blenheim, 13 St Ebbes Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX1 1PT.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111023]

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Very similar to other bitters in its style. Has a familiar flat, wateriness. This one has a bit more malts than usual and smells of dirt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Cask in Cabmridge RedLion, Nice light fruit aroma. Amber colour white head. Full malty taste with smooth bitterness. Medium body. Good smooth beer, drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2282) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Cask, The university arms, and Sheffield. Amber, caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet with stone fruit and a bright but mild hop finish.


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